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Welcome to the search area for tools and methods!

We have collected examples from 90 schools in several European countries. You can search by four different criteria:

  • At which age level you teach
  • The different subjects and activities you are interested in
  • Teaching issues you want to look into
  • How to strenghten different skills and competences among the students

More will come, and you can help by sharing your best practice.

When you have selected a tool or method, there is an option to review the tool. We encourage you to share your opinion or view. This will help us develop the virtual guide, and give important feedback to your colleagues all over Europe.  

 

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Economics reinforces concepts of micro- and macro-economics by having students explore the basic characteristics of an economic system and how economic principles influence business decisions. It also introduces students to consumer issues, such as saving, investing, and taxation.

Titan allows students to operate a virtual company through a Web-based simulation. The students' success depends on decisions about their product's price and their company's marketing, research and development, and business practices. Win or lose, students gain an understanding of how management decisions affect a company's bottom line.

Career Success equips students with the knowledge required to get and keep a job in high-growth industries. Students will explore the crucial workplace skills employers seek but often find lacking in young employees. Students also will learn about valuable tools to find that perfect job, including resumes, cover letters, and interviewing techniques.

Be Entrepreneurial challenges students, through interactive classroom activities, to start their own entrepreneurial venture while still in high school. The program provides useful, practical content to assist teens in the transition from being students to productive, contributing members of society.

Entrepreneur Scan (E-Scan) gives an instant online insight into the entrepreneurial skills and aptitude of students.

Based on Dr. Martijn Driessen's scientific research, this entrepreneur test identifies the strongest and weakest enterprising skills of anyone. Each student receive a PDF page with his/her results (the 1 page summary of the test can be added to a business plan for example). The tool is well rated and considered very useful by both students and teachers.

More than 500,000 people took the E-Scan. With the 360 degrees feedback feature, up to 3 people may comment on the E-Scan of an individual student. This gives extensive feedback on how others see students' entrepreneurial profiles and uncovers blindspots.

A description of a 'progression ladder' of accredited qualifications focusing on social enterprise and featuring a 'hands-on' approach. They have been developed by the Real Ideas organisation (RIO) in the UK but have potential for use in many other countries.

A regional Enterprise Challenge competition designed for primary school pupils and students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) which includes presenting ideas at a Dragon's Den event.

A simple 'stage-gate' process comprising four steps - 'Feel-Imagine-Do-Share' - which can add value to enterpreneurial learning activities and is promoted by Design for Change (DFC), a worldwide initiative aimed at giving children the opportunity to express and act on their ideas for a better world.

A process/stage-gate model, developed collaboratively by a Danish primary teacher and a teacher trainer, which is based on design thinking and user-focus.  

The process involves four separate stages (FIRE means 'four' in Danish). It was developed specifically for schools, and for learning situations where learning a subject with concepts, for example, is the core focus.

A simulation, or 'imitation of reality', is a 'didactic game' designed to help learners improve a chosen range of skills, apply practical knowledge in 'real' situations, safely make mistakes in an exercise model and learn from them. Based on the experiences of practitioners in a Polish secondary school, this is a reflection on 'simulations' which offers practical advice for those interested in designing and using them as a means of developing students' entrepreneurship and enterprise skills.
A project developed by a Finnish city-centre secondary school to improve their relationship with a local shopping centre. Through systematically working with lower secondary students to remove negative behaviour in the shopping centre such as smoking and annoying customers, teachers have managed to generate greater understanding and positive attitudes on both sides, and have forged a genuine, long-lasting partnership.
A description of a training programme, 'Learning by Doing - Applied Economy' (APE), used by a Slovakian grammar school to provide their students with business, economic and financial education through practical experiences and skills development.

An observation on the different methods used for entrepreneurial learning projects and the extent to which they are stimulating for students, based on the experience of a Polish school.

Two resources used by a secondary school with older pupils in partner primary schools:

  1. The KS2 Enterprise Menu - a selection of curriculum-based enterprise workshops;
  2. The KS2 Enterprise Recipe Book - a collection of lesson plans based on the Menu workshops so that primary teachers can run the activities back at school.

A reflection on the value of simulation games focusing on running a virtual enterprise for developing entrepreneurial learning, based on the experiences of the Lewiatan Confederation (national organisation of Polish employers).


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